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(UK) Anxiety striking children as young as four; 'I've never seen it as bad as it is'

Dec 1, 2017, UK Daily Mail: 'I've never seen it as bad as this': Parenting expert weighs in after it's revealed there's an anxiety 'epidemic' gripping kids as young as FOUR http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-5135169/Parenting-expert-speaks-children-anxiety-epidemic.html They are supposed to be the only 'carefree' years we get to experience in our life. But children as young as four are being pulled deep into the grips of an anxiety 'epidemic' sparked by the overuse of technological devices, a parenting expert said. Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Sharon Witt revealed there are ways parents can prevent the rise of child anxiety levels, which have reached 'epic proportions' in the past two years. ‘I’ve never seen it as bad as it is, even after 25 years of working with children', she said. 'Because of the rise of social media, kids are being connected 24/7 which has seen anxiety rise to epidemic levels. 'We know that children - even as young as grade three - are connected more than ever before with no down time.' …